Soups: Broccoli Peas Soup

This one has been on my menu list from a long long time. These days, as winter kicks in – season of soups starts at home. I try my hand at various soups – this one was a hit.

Ingredients

Onion – 1

Garlic – 5 to 6 pods

Brocolli – 1 medium

Green Peas – 100 gms

Almonds, soaked and peeled – 10

Cinnamon Powder – 1/2 tsp

Salt & Pepper – To taste

 

Soup

Recipe –

  1. Boil Brocolli, peas, onion, garlic and almonds in cooker.  Cook for 5 whistles.
  2. Cool down and blend smooth.
  3. Transfer back to stove and add salt, pepper and cinnamon powder.

Verdict –

Super Creamy and nice taste. This  soup does not need milk, almonds give it the creamy and the thick soup flavor.

End to end cooking time is 30 minutes , try it and enjoy!

Have a good day and keep rocking!!

 

 

Stock Trading & Investing for Beginners 4 in 1 bundle course – Udemy [ Notes ]

Section – 1 : Stock and Stock Market Basics

1)Owners Equity  = Net Assets

2) Net Asset =  Total Assets –  Total Liabilities

3) Lenders expect Interest + Capital.

4) Share =  Partner’s percentage interest in owner’s equity

5) Stock = Fixed percentage of ownership in a company or business.

6) Stock Market =  Marketplace for stocks, where willing buyers and sellers of stock come together to trade with each other.

7) Trading can happen on a Stock Exchange or as a private exchange between two people.

8) Stock Market is  nothing but a platform for network of computers where buyers and sellers transact in any security.

9) Trading of stock happens in Primary Market or Secondary Market.

10) Primary Market is the market  where debt or equity securities can be issued by the businesses. The business is  known as the issuer of the security. The issuer receives funds from the investors, which may be individuals or institutions.  Since the investor buys security directly from the issuer, this market is called Primary market or new issue market.

11)  Going Public means allowing Public to buy securities for the first time, in a business.

13) Primary Market Issues –

> Public Issue :  Issued to members of public. May be IPO of FPO ( Follow-on PO)

> Private Placement : Qualified Institutional Placement ( Involves bidding from Qualified investors ), Preferential Issue( To identified investors )

>  Rights and Bonus Issue : Securities are  issued to existing investors. Rights is when Investors pay for new Securities, bonus is when shares are issued without payment.

12)  All the securities issued in the Primary Market get traded in the Secondary Market.

13) A Stock’s price reflects this continuous evaluation by Investors and also their expectation of performance of the business.

14) Stock Market Participants

– Retail Investor ( Individual investor with surplus money. Basic knowledge, and usually acts on his knowledge or financial advisor. Simple Investment strategy. Less Quantum.

— Institutional Investor ( e.g. Banks, Mutual funds, etc). Specialized knowledge and skills in investing. Complex investment strategy, and achieve results using derivatives. Quantum is large, and have fund mangers to manage the corpus.

15) IPO stands for  Initial Public Offering.  Its first public offer, and Post IPO – Shares become widely available for investment, and new types of investors become shareholders.

16) IPO ->  Fresh Issue  (  Company issues new  shares, Capital  goes up, % share goes down),  Offer for Sale( No new  shares, No Capital impact, Offered % shareholding goes down, not offered shares percentage stays)

17) FPO -> Follow-on Public Offer is made by companies that are already listed on the exchange, when they require additional capital for growth, or restructure capital by retiring debt.

18) Primary market is where securities are issued for the first time.  Once that process is complete, these securities  become available to be traded on stock exchanges.  The universe of securities that you can trade on stock exchanges actually constitute a secondary market.

19) The main functions of a secondary market are liquidity and price discovery.  Liquidity means the ability to buy and sell shares, as per the shareholder’s wishes. Price discovery means, the price at which the business can raise more funds, because Secondary market performs constant evaluation of the future progress of the company.

20) Data  from  Secondary Market is also used to generate benchmark indices.  e.g. Sensex and Nifty in India.

21)  In Secondary market, the stock prices are the result of continuous buying and selling of various types of participants in the market. This includes retail investors, institutional investors, short term and long term traders and market makers. It is set by the collective wisdom of all the participants.

22) There are two ways in which an IPO may be priced – Fixed Price or Dutch.  In fixed price issue, company decides the price, in consultation with Lead Manager.  The price is decided based on the expected performance and  price of  shares of comparable companies.  In Dutch or Book Built Issue, price is decided by Auction. The company and the lead managers set a floor price or a price band, and finally decide on a cut-off price.

Section – 2  : Stock Exchanges, Financial Intermediaries  and Stock Index

  1. Trading in secondary markets happens on stock exchanges. Its  a platform where willing buyers and sellers transact on various financial securities,one of them being stocks.
  2. Any person who wants to buy or sell stock can do only via Stock brokers or Trading members.  Members  of exchange can be trading, clearing or both.
  3. There are three phases  in a secondary market transaction –
    1. Trading
    2. Clearing
    3. Settlement
  4.  Trading is where actual buying and selling of securities happens. All Investors route their orders to brokerages. They collect orders from various investors and route it to exchanges. Clearing process is  a process of identifying which securities and in what quantities is owed to which buyer, the clearing process also identifies what amount of payment is owed to the seller for this transaction. Clearing process is owned by Clearing house. Settlement process is process where securities and payments are made to respective investors.
  5.  Various Intermediaries
    1. Trading Members – Stock brokers and affiliates( sub brokers)
    2. Clearing House – Independent party that conducts the  clearing process
    3. Depository & Depository Participant – Depository maintains a list of all the securities you own, and facilitate the exchange of securities. Only electronic or dematerialized securities can be traded. Depositories appoint depository participants who act as intermediary between the depository and the investors . so, every investor is required to hold a DEMAT account with the  depository participant. The settlement of securities is done in this DEMAT account.
  6.  Securities : Securities represent terms of exchange between two parties. Issued by many organizations such as Corporate, Government, Banks  and Financial Institutions. Used to convert Savings to Financial Assets.
  7. Stock Index :  Number representing a section of the stock market.  Usually one stock exchange representing an exchange is popular.
  8. Two primary  ways of  calculating index – Price weighted and Market  Weighted Index. Price Weighted = Sum total of stock prices divided by number of stocks.

Market Weighted Index is Weight determined by market capitalization.

Section – 3  :   Queries on Stock Market Trading

  • In order to start trading, Set up a trading account with stock broker and transfer funds.
  • Basic flow  while trading stocks – Trade/ Order Initiation, Risk Management/ Order  routing,  order  matching and trade execution, Clearing and Settlement.
  • Bid Price – Price a buyer is willing to buy for security.
  • Offer Price – Price a seller is willing to accept, in order to part away with security.
  • Order Types – Market, Limit, Stop Loss and Combinations.
  •  Market Order – Instructs the broker to buy/sell security at the best price available in the market. Market Sell – Filled at highest available bid price.  Market Buy  – filled at lowest available offer price.  Advantage is that your entire  order  will be definitely executed. Dis advantage – cannot be sure at what price orders will be filled.
  • Limit  Order – Specify a limit price and a quantity. Limit buy order  – Filled at or below the limit price. Limit Sell Order – Filled at or above the  limit price.
  • Stop Loss Order –  Limit the  losses on your trade. Instructs the broker to get you out of trade if prices hit stop loss price. Two types- Stop Loss Market Order / Stop Loss Limit Order. Stop Loss  Market  Order exits at best available market price.  Stop Loss Limit Order  exits at best  available market price, subject to getting a fill at the limit price.
  •  Types of brokers – Full Service Brokers and Discount Brokers. Discount Brokers deal only with securities trading, and Full Service Brokers will provide lot more  services for a nominal price.
  • Website Availability, Minimum Deposit  amount, Product you’d like to trade and Interest offered by them for your  deposit are the key factors that should be considered before  choosing a stock broker.
  • Algorithmic Trading uses Mathematics and Computer Programming to reduce the effect of emotions and biases.Mainly used  for two key purposes – To  automate execution for  efficiently execute large orders ( Algorithmic Trading) or To place  automated trades in order to profit from them.
  • In order to try using Automated Trading, knowledge  on computer programming and Statistics is a must. It is not recommended for beginners.
  •  Quick stat on how much to invest  in Stocks –
    • Accumulated Savings – Savings in your lifetime
    • Emergency Fund =  6 months of your monthly essential investments
    • If Accumulated  Savings > Emergency Fund, Investment Portfolio = Accumulated Savings – Emergency Fund – Liquidity Requirements over  next 1-3 years.
    • If Investment Portfolio is 20-30% of savings:  100% Equity
    • If Investment Portfolio is 60% of savings : Allocate most of the capital in fixed.
    • Diversify Equity Allocation – Stocks ,Mutual Funds
  • Beginner Investor –
    • Invest most of the money in Mutual Funds,  Substantial but smaller portion in Individual Stocks.
    • Learn Investing skills and Invest based on your own analysis.
    • Passively invest  if you do not have time.
    • Ideally no more than 10% of Investment  in one security
  • Futures & Options :
    • Hedging ( To offset losses of other investments) is the primary purpose of Futures& Options.
    • Futures Contract is a derivative Instrument – Financial Contract between two parties.
    • Future Contracts on Stock – An agreement to deliver a stock at a certain price
    • The difference in agreed contract price  & prevailing stock trading price is paid by the seller to the buyer, and is called Cash Settlement in Futures Contract.
    • Options  give buyer the right but not obligation to buy/sell underlying. It can be stock, stock index, commodity or currency.  Option sellers is always obligated to buy or sell a security, depending on the type of option.
    • Call Option gives the buyer  the right but not obligation to buy an asset within a certain period at a certain price.
    • Put option  gives the buyer  the right but not obligation to sell an asset within a certain period  at a certain price.  Options premium is the profit for seller.
    • Only once you are profitable in Cash market, venture into Futures & Options
  • Mutual Funds –  Investment Corpus is created from the investment of many individual investors, and then  collectively managed by fund manager for investment into asset classes as per the fund nature.  It can be equity, debt, gold or real estate.
  • Corporate actions are actions on share capital that directly affect shareholders.
    • Dividends – Share of profits received by Shareholders
    • Share Repurchase – Company buys  back some  of its shares from the market
    • Bonus issue – Bonus made to existing shareholders. They receive shares for no extra  cost.
    • Rights Issue – Giving existing shareholders first rights to buy new shares of the company. Investors have the option to share their rights entitlement.
    • Mergers & Acquisitions – Deal with buying, selling, diving and combining similar entities and companies. Merger is consolidating two companies. Acquisition is when one company acquires another.
    • Two important dates : Ex-date and Record date.
    • Ex-Dividend and Ex-bonus : Dates to purchase security to be eligible for Dividend and Bonus.
    • Record Date : Date  on which company records are checked to determine eligibility.
    • Date of Payment : Date on which company will pay dividend or bonus according to the  records on record date.

Section – 4  :   Understanding Financial Statements

  • Financial analysis of a company is critical before investing into it.
  • Two main categories -> Debit, Equity
  • Debt is where Investor is concerned about Principal & Interest rate.
  • Equity is where Investor is concerned about Dividends and Gains from Growth.
  • Components of Financial Statement –
    • Balance Sheet : Statement of Financial Position
    • Profit & Loss : Statement of Income
    • Statement of Changes in Equity
    • Statement of Cash Flows
    • Notes to Account
    • Management Discussion & Analysis

Section – 5  :   Common Size  Analysis of Financial Statements

  • Liquidity – Ability to meet short term obligations ( Able to convert trade receivables to cash)
  • Solvency – Able to meet long term obligations (ability to manage assets and liabilities)
  • Here are the  steps for common size analysis  ofExpress each line item as percentage of total assets
    • Track changes in Balance sheet over period
    • Compare balance sheet of different companies over time
  • Here are the steps for  common size analysis of Income Statement
    • Divide each line item with revenue or total assets
    • Multiple revenue sources can be decomposed
  • Common Size Analysis of Cash Flow Statement
    • Divide each line item with revenue or total assets
    • Approach 1 : Cash inflow and outflow
    • Approach 2  : Net Revenue

Section – 6  :   Financial Ratio Analysis  of Financial Statements

  • Calculated using items from balance sheet/ income statement
  • Used to evaluate performance /compare valuations.
  • Various Financial Ratios –
    • Activity Ratios
    • Liquidity Ratios
    • Solvency Ratios
    • Profitability Ratios
    • Valuation Ratios
  • Activity Ratios measure how the company performs day to day tasks.
  • Liquidity Ratios measure how the company meets  short term obligations
  • Profitability Ratios measures a  company’s ability to generate profits
  • Valuation  Ratios  measure  the quantity of asset associated with company’s share

 

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Section 7 : Benjamin Graham’s Value Investing Strategy

Benjamin Graham, widely regarded as the  Father of Value Investing lays down these  ground rules for Investing –

  • Sale  of atleast $100 million
  • Current Ratio > 2
  • Some Profit every year  for last 10 years
  • Earning growth of 33% over the  last 10 years
  • Price to Earnings < 15
  • Price to Book Value < 1.5
  • Regular and Consistent Dividends

Graham’s number = 22.5 X Earnings per share  X Book Value  per share

Section 8 : Technical Analysis

  • Price and Volume based analysis to predict future stock movement
  • Often displayed graphically for ease of use and decision making
  • Application not limited to any asset class
  • Logic of Technical Analysis –
    • Supply + Demand =  Prices
    • Change  in Supply AND/OR   Change in Demand =  Change in Price
  • Doesn’t need Investor to know in detail about the investment, and has no time frame
  • Investors with shorter time frame often prefer TA ( Technical Analysis)
  • Principles & Assumptions behind Technical Analysis –
    • Study of Collective Investment Psychology or Sentiment
    • Doesn’t believe in rational human behavior
    • Market  Trends & Patterns repeat themselves
    • Market reflects collective knowledge and sentiment
  • Technical Analysis  vs Fundamental Analysis
    • TA –  Focus on  Price  & Volume Data.  Objective.
    • FA –  Focus on Financial and Economic Analysis. Societal and Political Trends.

Section 9  –  Introduction to Charts

  • Charts are a graphical display of price and volume
  • Three kinds of charts –  Line  charts,  Bar Charts and Candle Stick charts
  • Charting Considerations
    • Y-axis log scale or arithmetic scale
    • Volume of security traded along with price  movement
    • Time Interval – Short term( within a day) or long term( by time periods)

Section 10 –  Candlestick Patterns

  • Candlestick data points –
    • Opening Price, Closing Price, High of the day, Low of the day
    • Spinning  Top – Indecision,  trading across wide  range of prices
    • Doji – Open and Close price same, so candlestick becomes a cross
    • Types of Doji
      • Long Legged – Indecision, typical cross
      • Gravestone Doji – Open Price = Close Price =  Low Price
      • Dragonfly Doji –  Open Price = Close Price = High Price
  • Reversal Candlesticks pattern –
    • Combination of Candlesticks that indicates  a reversal in trend
    • Pay attention to trends before the occurence of pattern
    • Bullish pattern is valid after a downward trend
    • Bearish pattern is valid after an upward trend
    • Reversal Patterns –
      • Engulfing Pattern – Can be  bullish  or bearish. Black candlestick engulfed by larger white candlestick – Bullish. The opposite is bearish.
      • Dark Cloud Cover – Start bullish, the next day opens higher than previous day but keeps falling continuously. And day turns bearish.
      • Piercing Line Pattern – Start bearish, the day opens lower than previous day but keep increasing continuously. And day turns bullish.
      • Evening Star – Three day pattern. Bullish, trading above the high – but close lower than open ( bearish) and then downward bearish.
      • Morning Star – Three day pattern. Bearish, trading above low – but close higher than low( bullish) and then upward bullish.
  • Candlestick Continuation Patterns –
    • Rising  Three Patterns –  First day – bullish, second, third and fourth day – two black and one white candlesticks all within the first white candlestick and then the fifth day candle stick is bullish and bigger white box.
    • Falling Three Patterns – First day – bearish, second, third and fourth day – two white and one black candlesticks all within the first black candlestick and then the fifth day bigger black candle stick with a new low.
    • Three white soldiers – Three upward white candlesticks, after a consistent rest phase, indicating an upward trend. Wicks are smaller, and there is alternate pattern between closing at high and low
    • Advancing Block Pattern  –  Second and Third candlestick shows upward tick. Indicates caution for investors.
    • Stalled Pattern – Two white long candlesticks, followed by a short candlestick.

Section 11 – Gaps

  • Gaps
    • Myth – A Gap created once must be closed.
    • Reality – Not all gaps will be closed.
    • Gaps that dont matter
      • Gaps in Thinly traded stocks
      • Gaps in  Ex-dividend ( after dividend)
    • Gaps that dont matter
        • Common or Area Gaps
        • Breakout or Breakaway Gaps
        • Continuation or Runaway Gaps
        • Exhaustion Gaps
    • Area Gap – Occurs in Price congestion formation. Heavily traded stock, gaps close in a matter of few days or weeks. Ends before formation ends.
    • Breakaway Gap – Appears in connection with price congestion,  Appears at the end of the formations. Alerts the investor that breakout in the prices has happened, Prices expected to move farther or faster or farther & faster.  but, this gap doesn’t tell how far the move may extend.
    • Runaway Gap –  Appears unrelated to congestion. Appears in random bursts. Also called measuring or continuation gap.  The no. of points of difference between gap is the same no. of points of difference after the gap.
    • Exhaustion Gap – Comes at the end  of the move. Indicates sharp fall, after excessive demand for not equal supply.  will  cover in 2 to 5 days.

Section 12   –  Support and Resistance

    • Support is an area of buying powerful enough to halt a downtrend.
    • Resistance is the price level or price range where up trends pause.
    • Support level has concentration of demand
    • Resistance level has concentration of supply
    • Price levels keep changing their roles as support or resistance level
    • Support becomes Resistance if prices trade below it
    • Resistance becomes Support if prices trade above it
    • Criteria to determine the relative strength of support or resistance – Volume, Distance traveled and Time elapsed.
    • Volume – The higher the volume, the greater support or resistance
    • Distance Travelled – Greater distance, higher resistance levels.
    • Length of time – Amount of time spent

Section 13 – Technical Indicators

  • Measure  based on price, market, sentiment or fund flows that can be used to predict changes in place
  • Price based indicators use current and past history of market prices
  •   Moving Averages –
    • Simple, Weighted or Exponential
    • Simple Moving Average = Average of Prices over 5 days( for 5 day average)
    • Weighted Moving Average = More weight to recent price, and progressively less price to older prices.
    • Exponential Moving Average = Fastest to respond to moving prices
    • Security in downward trend will trade below its  moving average
    • Security in upward trend will trade above its moving average
    • Penetration of  moving average may signal change of trend
    • Longer time frame = Significance of  Cross over
    • Act as important Support or Resistance Zone
  • Bollinger  Bands –
    • Three lines – Moving Averages, Lower and  Upper bands( using standard deviation)
    • Standard Deviation is a measure of volatility
    • Create Computerized Trading  Strategy
    • Will work when prices are less volatile

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Malhotras: Web Series Review

When I saw the trailer of this one on Prime, I was  little intrigued because this is was the first time I saw therapy shown so obviously ingrained in the movie’s plot.  I sat and finished this in two sittings, let’s see how the malhotra’s fared.

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With Cyrus Sahukar and Mini Malhotra essaying the Mr. and Mrs. Malhotra, we see them sitting with a Therapist ( Denzel Smith)  for all the 9 sessions. As Denzel smith emphatically asks single word questions and at most, single sentence continuations – we are given a sneak peak into their life – daily situations with their three kids and a household help, who stays permanently with him. Mind you, the kind of house help who takes  turn with  the owner to open the door. They treat him like their  own.

First things first. The cast look fab. Their dressing stylish, hair impeccable and mannerisms modern.  The entire series revolves around their social life, how to manage kids – teenagers and a young brat and an ever intrusive mother in law.  It stays true to the genre – there is not a heavy moment in the entire series. At the same time, where the web series falters is –  You see what’s very familiar for you every day on the screen, and some how cannot get yourself to laugh at the  silliness of the situation. I watched episode after  episode, chasing the elusive laughs it promised me.  However what kept me going, was Mini Malhotra – the innocently charming,  flamboyantly cunning and secretly missing her kids growing up.  The teenage girls and their choice of boy friends, how kids grow up without you noticing them, there are moments of truth but unfortunately, far and between.

You know, I am way too familiar with this feeling where you come back from a show and people ask you, “How was it?” .  You think, pause and try to frame the exact answer. Its there, but it doesnt come out. ” Thik thaak,  one time watch.” You say, and disappear before you get the next question.

That’s the exact feeling I was left with, when I saw this.  It was just thik thaak,  I know something’s missing – but dont know what.  May be, this  is for self obsessed audience who likes to watch themselves on screen again and marvel at their intelligence of leading their lives.  If you are searching for anything at all –  stay away.

Rating –  6/10

Have a good day and keep rocking!!

Kaiwara road trip from Bangalore

Date visited – 25th may 2019

Places visited –

Bheemeshwara temple.
Adinarayana temple.
Kailasagiri cave temple
Thatayya meditation cave

Places we missed –

Bheema bakasura betta
Thatayya samadhi

Breakfast places –

Nanda gokula
Amaravati gardenia in Devanahalli.

Highlights – the cave temple has quite good walk. Go only if you have folks who can walk.

Time in journey – 1.5 hours
Total trip duration – 9 hours.

The bheemeshwara temple of lord shiva was built by bheema. It has 4 other lingas built by other 4 brothers. Adi narayana temple was where lord ram took shelter. Very historically prominent places.

Perfect one day getaway. No rush and no hustle bustle.

Have a good way and keep rocking!

The Books I Read …. :)

I am an avid reader of books, and these days I get increasingly lazy to do a review or record what I read. Goodreads is an old friend, most of my entries go there, but it’s good to see for myself here as well.

Books I’m reading

  1. The Richest Man in Babylon – George S. Clason
  2. The Autobiography of a S** Worker – Nalini Jameela

Books I completed

  1. Where the Rainbow Ends – Anurag Anand
  2. The Golden Tap – The Inside story of Hyper-funded Indian Startups – Kashyap Deorah
  3. The One You Cannot have – Preeti Shenoy
  4. Scandalous Housewives – Madhuri Banerjee
  5. Our Impossible Love – Durjoy Dutta
  6. Serious Men – Manu Joseph
  7. Homo Sapiens – Yuval Noah Harari
  8. Homo Deus – Yuval Noah Harari
  9. Coinman – An untold Conspiracy – Pavan Mishra
  10. Delivering the Digital Economy : How the Telco will survive – Martin Creaner
  11. Who Killed Osho – Abhay Vaidya
  12. The Wellness Sense – Om Swami
  13. 13 Steps to bloody good wealth – Ashwin Sanghi
  14. The Subtle Art of Not Giving a fuck – Mark Manson
  15. Thinner Leaner Stronger – Micheal Matthews
  16. 13 Steps to bloody good health – Ashwin Sanghi
  17. Transforming the Telco – Martin Creaner
  18. Life over Two beers and other stories – Sanjeev Sanyal
  19. You are the best wife – Ajay Pandey
  20. When All is not Well – Om Swami
  21. I am Malala – Malala Yousufzai
  22. Difficulty of being Good – Gurucharan Das
  23. The Power of Habit – Charles Duhigg
  24. The Bad Boys of Bokaro Jail – Chetan Mahajan
  25. Sita’s curse – Sreemoyee Piu Kundu
  26. Asura – Tale of the Vanquished – Anand Neelakanthan
  27. Mahashweta – Sudha Murthy
  28. 59 Seconds . Think a little, change a lot – Richard Wiseman
  29. Breaking Out and Making big – Rudrajeet Desai
  30. A River in Darkness – Masaji Ishikawa
  31. Murder in a minute – Shouvik Bhattacharya
  32. It Started with a friend request – Sudeep Nagarkar
  33. The Vegetarian – Han Kang
  34. White Tiger – Aravind Adiga
  35. Guns, Germs and Steel – Jared Diamond
  36. Tuesdays with Morrie – Mitch Albom
  37. To kill a mocking bird – Lee Harper
  38. The Da Vinci Code – Dan Brown
  39. Made in Japan – Akio Morita
  40. Steve Jobs – Walter Issacson
  41. Lean In – Sheryl Sandberg
  42. Shiva Trilogy – Amish Tripathi
  43. English, August – Upamanyu Chatterjee
  44. I too had a Love story – Ravinder Singh
  45. The Namesake – Jhumpa Lahiri
  46. Animal Farm – George Orwell
  47. 13 Steps to bloody good luck – Ashwin Sanghi
  48. A thousand splendid suns – Khalid Hosseini
  49. And the mountains echoed – Khalid Hosseini
  50. The Test of my life – Yuvraj Singh
  51. Rework – Jason fried
  52. Chanakya’s Chant – Ashwin Sanghi
  53. Losing my religion – Vishwas Mudagal
  54. Meditations – Marcus Aurelius
  55. The 4 Agreements – Miguel Ruiz
  56. The Promise of a Pencil – Adam Brown
  57. The Hard thing about Hard Things – Ben Horowitz
  58. Why I failed – Shweta Punj
  59. The Captainship – Subroto Bagchi
  60. Thank You for Smoking – Christopher Buckley
  61. Arranged Marriage – Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
  62. Why we Love the way we do – Preeti Shenoy
  63. The Alchemist – Paulo Coehlo
  64. The Company of Women – Khushwant Singh
  65. Eat,Pray,Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
  66. The House that BJ Built – Anuja Chauhan
  67. The old man and the sea – Ernest Hemingway